About me

I’m a trauma-informed, compassion-focused, social-justice oriented EMDR trained therapist. I draw from mindfulness somatic and expressive art practices.

My passion is in serving those who seek to better understand themselves,  better care for themselves, and desire meaningful relationships.

Areas of Focus

  • Mindfulness & Self-Compassion
  • Identity Exploration & Personal Growth
  • Family & Relational Trauma
  • Depression & Low Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety, Stress, & Burnout
  • Children of Immigrants
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics


My Approach

Person-Centered:   I believe you are the expert of your own experience – filled with innate wisdom,  strengths, and gifts.

Compassion- focused: I will encourage you to speak your needs and boundaries,  and work with you  at the pace that is right for you.

Relational: I believe our ability to relate to and connect to ourself and  one another is key to healing.

Let’s Explore

Mindfulness (heartfulness)-  how to be fully in the present moment with compassion and non judgement

Identify, communicate, and express what you feel – carry your emotions rather than be carried by them

Unlearning old ways of thinking & creating new ways of being – replacing negative thought patterns with self-affirming  & kind beliefs

Knowing your core beliefs and values – knowing what brings you joy

Healing intergenerational and family trauma – moving away from fear, worry codependency, and  shame and  towards knowing your self-worth, healthy interdependence and caring relationships, & moving away from from isolation and loneliness and towards  belonging and community

Unlearning internalized oppression – exploring your identities and culture

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: AMFT #127744

License State/Territory: California

Additional Credentials:

Supervised by Sabeen Shaiq, LCSW #29069
Practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center.

Insurance Plans: While I do not accept insurance, I can provide you with a Superbill for reimbursement from your insurance provider or HSA account.

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Session Types